On December 2, 2020, the Transit Analytics Lab (TAL) hosted its first Workshop on the Use of Transit ITS Data for Planning and Management.
The event brought together U of T researchers and practitioners from across Ontario to discuss the uses of transit data in various planning and management applications.
The workshop highlighted the priorities and challenges of the local industry, which help inform TAL’s research and development agenda and its educational/training programs.
TAL, headed by UTTRI associated faculty Professor Amer Shalaby, aims to establish itself and the Golden Horseshoe as national and world leaders in research and practice related to transit data analytics.
Local transit industry participation
Some 70 workshop presenters and attendees hailed mainly from the local transit industry in Ontario, including transit agencies (e.g., TTC, Miway, etc.), other public sector agencies (e.g., Metrolinx), private sector companies, and consultants.
TAL’s research and development caters to transit systems of all sizes.
More workshops to come
This was the first in a series of workshops building a local transit data community and facilitating knowledge/technology transfer. Two more workshops will be held in 2021.
Through this series, TAL aims to facilitate the exchange of information and experience among the transit data community and foster collaboration.